Junior Associate (Investment Funds)

Corporate

Job Reference

220000TY

Function

Corporate

Category

Lawyers

Location

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Schedule

Full-time

The role

THE OPPORTUNITY

Our global investment funds practice is proud to be one of a handful of law firms which has a truly global platform with offices in key funds jurisdictions, including Luxembourg, Paris, Munich, New York, Hong Kong and London. 
  
In Luxembourg, the investment funds practice is one of our core practices. We are a full-service practice providing legal advice on all aspects of investment funds and asset management. Our fast growing Investment Funds team advises fund initiators and managers, banks and other key industry participants on international fund projects, with a special focus on Real Estate, Private Equity, Debt Funds, Infrastructure and Venture Capital. 

We have managed to position ourselves as lead counsel for major fund managers and we play an active role at facilitating their cross-border fund raising and investment activities. Looking at the way we approach matters, we are known for being pragmatic, entrepreneurial and proactive. Another key differentiator is the way our Firm values positively impact the way we act together with our colleagues, our clients and peers. We have a purpose driven approach and we actively listen and connect with our people, market and clients to design the best solutions to their needs. Anchored in our world and welcoming its changes, we are approachable and have a growth mindset.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This is your opportunity to advise and support a number of clients on all aspects of investment funds and management companies. 

You will advise clients on a broad spectrum of aspects of investment funds, including the structuring, establishment and promotion of regulated and unregulated vehicles, their fundraising, carry structures and their relationships with counterparts and service providers. You will assist on day-to day operational and regulatory matters of investment funds and management companies. 
You will also work on managed accounts, co-investment structures, secondary transactions and the reorganisation and restructuring of investment funds. 

You will analyse, draft and negotiate a range of legal documentation required for transactions of these types and participate in legal and compliance projects.  

Our client base includes major institutional investors and asset managers in the venture capital (including start-up) private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt sectors. You will be encouraged to be commercially minded and to build effective relationships with clients and with the other DLA Offices and develop your own network of internal and external contacts.

You will contribute to the growth of an enthusiastic, collaborative and client oriented team and you will find the support to develop your own career.

ABOUT YOU

The successful candidate will have the following experience and qualifications: 

  • Ideally qualified (or soon to be qualified) in Luxembourg or another EU Member State, with outstanding academic records
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and French, German would be a plus
  • With excellent skills in communication, client relations and team-working
  • Providing a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and responding effectively to requests from internal and external clients
  • Understanding positive client support
  • Capable of creating confidence in the team and in the firm
  • Recognizing and seizing opportunities for the firm, including repeat business
  • Proactive and innovative

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

OUR VALUES

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive - we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players, investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.

AGILE WORKING

We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.